GTFO Update: Fully Funded! Guess It Was A Yes.

GTFO: A Film About Women in Gaming, has reached their goal of $20,000.

Recently, the film that will be talking about girl gamers, GTFO, has been fully funded as was announced on their Facebook page. This comes as great news to me, after having just learned only two days ago that they still needed over $4,000.00 left to make their goal. Shannon Sun-Higginson, it's creator, promises the movie will cover women gamers including people in the industry, people playing the games, and even some history of the game. 

There is actually still 7 days left to go for the pledge, and that's pretty exciting since I was wondering if it was possible to get 4,000 bucks before that time was up. I guess now all that's left is to see how her film turns out.

One thing is for sure. This film is something that will get people talking - positive and negative. Comments have been spreading on articles about the film like wild fire. Just look at the comments under Kotaku.com, with some people saying things like tg_smith: 

"...Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, and other shit are all part of the same poison that plagues online gaming.

There's gotta be a line in the sand somewhere. Throwing around swear words is one thing, but once those lose all meaning and impact, moving up to the next offensive thing is not acceptable whatsoever."

And StrawHat:

"Odd, my wife plays games online and has never mentioned being harrassed every single time she logs in. When we played WoW, she generally got along with all of our male guild mates better than I ever did. Not saying that sexism isn't a problem, but either you're greatly exaggerating or our server and guild was some kind of exception."

It seems that there are all different views, and a lot of those on all different type of games. 

Featured Contributor

I'm a 29 year old Jersey girl who loves games. I currently work full time, volunteer part time at this awesome non-profit called Amman Imman, and go to school part time. I also train in jiu jitsu. So time isn't quite on my side (unlike that song says). I have been trying unsuccessfully for years to clone myself so I can devote one of me to boring stuff like working and laundry - thus allowing more time for gaming. I'm willing to offer large sums of imaginary money to any who can make this happen.

Published May. 3rd 2013
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I'm so glad that their funding worked out, I can't wait to see this. I hope there is some optimistic stuff included in this film. I fear it will just give gamers a worse name in the public eye :(.
  • Jamie K
    Featured Contributor
    Yes, I agree...all we can do is wait and see. I will def not just agree with everything that is put into the film just because. I can't wait to review it! I think what I hope for most is honesty, and hopefully a balance of positive things besides just talking about any issues.

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